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NBA playoffs: No8 seed Clippers take Warriors to Game 6 as Rockets progress

Los Angeles beat champions 129-121 at Oracle ArenaWinner of series will face Houston in Conference semisLou Williams hit a fadeaway jumper with 90 seconds left and finished with 33 points and 10 assists, the Warriors uncharacteristically clanked shots …

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The NBA playoffs: all 16 contenders reviewed and ranked

As the postseason tips off over the weekend, will the Warriors take a third straight title or can Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks step up?It feels incredibly strange to look at the NBA playoffs and realize that, for the first time what seems like a lifet…

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LeBron James praises Kyle Korver for criticism of white privilege

Utah Jazz veteran writes about race for Players’ TribuneHighlights recent racial abuse of Russell WestbrookLeBron James has praised his former teammate Kyle Korver for an essay he published on the subject of white privilege.The veteran Utah Jazz player…

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When it comes to racially abusive fans, the NBA has a Utah problem

I weathered abuse in every arena during my NBA career. But as Russell Westbrook has learned, Utah is a different levelIf you’re even a casual observer of the NBA, you’ve definitely heard about the flare-up between Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Wes…

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Russell Westbrook confronts fan during game after ‘racial’ comment at Jazz

Thunder star says he was told to ‘get down on my knees’NBA All-Star has been in arguments with fans in the pastRussell Westbrook got into a heated verbal altercation with a fan and the man’s wife during the second quarter of Oklahoma City’s victory ove…

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Tearful Rudy Gobert misses out on million-dollar bonus with All-Star snub

Jazz center moved to tears by All-Star snub, loss of $1m bonusGobert, 26, says omission suggests lack of value for defenseUtah Jazz center and reigning NBA defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert was moved to tears Friday when discussing his disappoin…

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NBA end of season awards: LeBron’s brilliance to the mystery of Markelle Fultz

JR Smith runs out of time while Bryan Colangelo (allegedly) spends too much time online in our highlights and lowlights of the 2017-2018 seasonIt may be hard to appreciate now after its rather abrupt ending, but it was a fun NBA season. While the “real…

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Mitt Romney turns basketball heckler as Utah Jazz down Oklahoma City Thunder

Former presidential candidate mocks Russell Westbrook during gameJazz victory puts team 3-1 up in NBA playoff seriesIf going down 3-1 to the Utah Jazz in their NBA playoff series wasn’t bad enough for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night, they als…

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Rockets throttle Wolves with 50-point quarter, most in playoff game since 1962

Harden and Rockets cruise past Wolves with 50-point third quarterHouston take three-games-to-one advantage in first-round seriesJazz push Thunder to brink of elimination with 113-96 Game 4 winJames Harden gave Houston quite the jump-start with 22 of th…

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Kobe Bryant suffers worst ever defeat as Jazz beat Lakers by 48 points

  • Loss in Utah ties Lakers’ largest ever margin of defeat
  • Rodney Hood leads the way for Jazz with 30 points

Rodney Hood scored 30 points and the Jazz turned Bryant’s final visit to Utah into the worst loss of his career with a 123-75 victory on Monday night that matched the Lakers’ largest defeat in franchise history.

“We were just talking a little bit of trash,” Hood said. “[Bryant] was just congratulating me on the season. I just told him he was the greatest of all-time. A guy I’ve been looking up to since I was a little child. … It was just a great night tonight.

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Pelicans overtake Thunder for final playoff spot as race goes down to wire

Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets seek to crash the Eastern Conference playoffs; Paul George returns to the Indiana Pacers; the San Antonio Spurs rattle the Golden State Warriors

With the NCAA tournament now firmly in the past, it’s time to turn our attention squarely on the level of basketball where players actually get paid for their work. Welcome to the last two weeks of the NBA regular season which are, for those teams desperately trying to stave off elimination, the playoffs to get into the playoffs.

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2015 NBA mock draft: the Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor debate begins

Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor are likely to be the first two players chosen in the 2015 NBA draft, but who will go No1?

After last night’s lottery, every team knows where they’re picking in the 25 June draft at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. That means it’s mock draft time, a yearly tradition where basketball experts compete to see whose predictions are the least embarrassingly inaccurate.

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2015 NBA mock draft: the Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor debate begins

Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor are likely to be the first two players chosen in the 2015 NBA draft, but who will go No1?

After last night’s lottery, every team knows where they’re picking in the 25 June draft at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. That means it’s mock draft time, a yearly tradition where basketball experts compete to see whose predictions are the least embarrassingly inaccurate.

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Australia’s seven-strong invasion of the NBA points to bright future

The NBA has a distinctly green and gold tinge this season, with a record number of Australians taking to the court Continue reading…

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Lakers stumble early as Warriors and T-Wolves lock down franchise players

NBA: five things we learned in week oneLos Angeles Lakers court disasterRicky Rubio and Klay Thompson get paidDerrick Rose gets hurt. Again Continue reading…

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Clippers can challenge dominant Spurs in dangerously strong Western Conference

With Donald Sterling out and the best point guard in the league, the Clippers should be a genuine force and theyll certainly enjoy the Lakers being so badEastern Conference preview: LeBron can propel Cavs Continue reading…

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NBA Draft: Dante Exum picked fifth overall by Utah Jazz – video

Australia’s Dante Exum has been picked fifth overall by Utah Jazz in the first round of the NBA Draft. The 18-year-old was a high school student in Canberra until a year ago but is now set to become one of the highest paid Australian athletes in the wo…

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Australia’s Dante Exum is a $10m risk worth taking for Utah Jazz

From school to the
NBA in just seven months, Utahs drafting of Dante Exum continues a
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NBA Draft: Australia’s Dante Exum picked fifth overall by Utah Jazz

Andrew Wiggins goes No1 overallExum was high school student until a year ago Continue reading…

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NBA stars whose music careers weren’t April Fools’ hoaxes (plus playoff news)

NBA: Five Things We Learned in Week 22: DeMarcus Cousins’s non-collaboration with Chase the Rapper; Nets and Bulls clinch playoff places; other teams look ahead to the NBA Draft
lottery; Philadelphia 76ers ruin all of our fun by winning a game Continu…